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Healthy eating recipes for babies, toddlers, and the whole family

A family that eats together stays together

Simple recipes for cooking beef and lamb for your baby.


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Recipes for first beef and lamb foods


Below are some simple recipes for cooking beef and lamb for your baby.

Silky steak for babies

100g rump steak, trimmed of fat

1 tsp olive oil

100g cooked pumpkin

  1. Heat barbecue or non-stick frying pan. Rub meat with oil. Cook over medium-high heat for 3–4 mins on each side or until cooked. The meat should feel springy. Rest meat for 5 mins.
  2. Slice meat and combine with cooked pumpkin and blend in a food processor or using stick blender until smooth.
  3. Suggested vegetables to combine with meat puree: pumpkin, carrot, sweet potato or zucchini.

Smooth stew

200g diced lamb or beef, trimmed of fat

1 tsp olive oil

1 carrot, peeled and chopped

1 stick celery, chopped

1 potato, peeled and chopped

  1. Toss meat in oil. Heat small non-stick frying pan. Add meat and brown. Remove from pan and place in small saucepan.
  2. Add carrot, celery and potato to saucepan and add 1 cup water (or enough to just cover contents). Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 ½ - 2 hours or until very tender.
  3. Blend in food processor or using stick blender until smooth.

But remember, you don’t have to cook a separate meal for your baby, just adapt the family meal. See our recipes and ‘how-to’ videos below.

How to adapt the one family meal to feed your baby and toddler?

No need to make a separate meal for your baby or toddler. The following recipes are designed to feed the whole family from one meal. They include a step-by-step picture guide on how to adapt the family meal for the different stages of your baby’s development.